Jets' Mangold shows improvement, but sits out practice again

  • Jets' Mangold shows improvement, but sits out practice again

Jets' Mangold shows improvement, but sits out practice again

Tom Brady missed practice for the Patriots with a knee injury on Wednesday, and all of New England is now waiting to exhale. As Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald notes, Brady missed practices aren't exactly a death sentence. Martellus Bennett completely flopped without Gronkowski last week, parlaying two targets into a 14-yard catch against the San Francisco 49ers.

It is not yet clear when Brady suffered the injury, but it is widely believed that in happened during the Week 10 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

ABC7 reported that Patriots victory against the 49ers was Brady's 199th overall win which tied Brett Favre in 2nd place all-time. "He's always been that way since he stepped in the league and he's continuing his legacy as being probably the best quarterback to ever step on the field".

The 39-year-old Brady shows no signs of slowing.

Brady finished last Sunday's game 24-for-40 passing for 280 yards and the four TDs with no interceptions.

"I'm sore, but I will be ready to go next week", he said according to CBS Sports. It was the 21st time in his career that Brady has thrown four touchdowns without an interception. "I know a lot of people say he came back with a chip on his shoulder". He's got good skills, he's a good competitor. "One of the all-time greats". He comes in working, he challenges guys.

The Patriots held their first full practice of the week Wednesday, and while one notable name was on the field, another was not.

With Brady under center, the Patriots also have multiple wide receivers and tight ends that are valuable for fantasy football owners.

Belichick may have said that his team won't underestimate Revis, but how the Patriots attack him at MetLife Stadium on Sunday will be the most telling indicator of how they feel about his level play.